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Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: [[http://danrasmussen.org/]]. Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: [[http://danrasmussen.org/]] .

Expended lots of effort with the goal of getting the word out about the Personal Telco Project. First, lots of work on the PTP wiki. Then re-wrote the homepage so outsiders could understand what Personal Telco was about. I made [[Dashboard]] so that I, and others could more effectively keep the wiki up-to-date and relevant/interesting. I rewrote PTP's listing for [[Calagator]] and for a while took it on myself to submit PTP events to Calagator in an attempt to seek new volunteers. I tried to visit all of the Personal Telco nodes in Portland, and eventually did visit most of them. Here's a map of the results: [[http://pdxwifimap.com/ptp_audit_2012]] . That project became [[http://pdxwifimap.com/]], another attempt of mine to draw attention to the Personal Telco Project. It's also a learning project. PDX Wifi Map is based on OpenStreetMap and does things I haven't seen on any other wifi map.

Sections on this page: #about, #projects, #writtenbyme, #macros

About Me

Joined PTP in 2011. On the BoardOfAdvisors. Personal website: http://danrasmussen.org/ .

Expended lots of effort with the goal of getting the word out about the Personal Telco Project. First, lots of work on the PTP wiki. Then re-wrote the homepage so outsiders could understand what Personal Telco was about. I made Dashboard so that I, and others could more effectively keep the wiki up-to-date and relevant/interesting. I rewrote PTP's listing for Calagator and for a while took it on myself to submit PTP events to Calagator in an attempt to seek new volunteers. I tried to visit all of the Personal Telco nodes in Portland, and eventually did visit most of them. Here's a map of the results: http://pdxwifimap.com/ptp_audit_2012 . That project became http://pdxwifimap.com/, another attempt of mine to draw attention to the Personal Telco Project. It's also a learning project. PDX Wifi Map is based on OpenStreetMap and does things I haven't seen on any other wifi map.

Projects

(in no particular order)

  • SplashPageRedesign - PTP's splash pages need some help!

  • Make homepage awesome. On both mobile (still sucks - sidebar causes unpleasant scrolling experience, but at least text explains what PTP is about) and immobile (fairly satisfied with how it looks with Firefox on netbook screen, haven't tried any others yet).

    • Introduction - Like PersonalTelco, but works well on small screens. Learned: Russell and Jason apparently fond of sidebar on homepage, DanRasmussen dislikes sidebar - see Dashboard section below). Replaced OldHomepage text with Introduction text on 25. April 2012 and trimmed down OldHomepage's sidebar. Visit PersonalTelco with a small-screen-having device to see why I hate the sidebar.

    • Possible solutions:
      1. From WikiTipOfTheDay: "You can set other pages than the FrontPage as your personal start page, e.g. RecentChanges or your own homepage." NeedsUpdate Some way to make Dashboard personal start page?

      2. Bookmark Dashboard page with small-screen devices, volunteers use as startup page. Easiest short-term solution until/unless one of the following items happens:

      3. Somebody who enjoys HTML/CSS formatting ("NOT IT!") gets sidebar to load *after* main page text
      4. Detect small screen devices, send them to Dashboard if logged in or PersonalTelco page minus sidebar if not logged in? (Probably also a "NOT IT!" item)

      5. Your solution here

    • IntroductionNextGen - DRAFT of next-gen homepage. Contains ideas for improvements to Introduction.

    • Dashboard - PTP entry page for volunteers. Goal: show every homepage visitor what they need, and no more! See UsingDashboard for details.

      • 4 - Number of print pages required to print OldHomepage. Note how awkward this looks in printed form, and how much of the information is quickly dated, or does not make sense in non-hyperlink form.

      • 2 - Number of print pages required to print current homepage (Introduction).

      • 1 - Number of print pages required to print current homepage without sidebar - default as of May 1st, 2012!

      • 1.5 - Number of print pages required to print Dashboard. No real reason to print this page.

  • Add sponsor links to nodes (ongoing, but started 22. Feb 2012 and essentially finished 28. Feb 2012) - working through NodesByAge

  • Delete, or add to DeleteMe, appropriate pages from AbandonedPages and OrphanedPages - WARNING: both of these links could take a long time to load!

  • Create pages the wiki says ought to exist, where beneficial. See WantedPages, and be aware that it could take forever to load

  • Create a NetbookHotspot (a type of BackPackAp).

  • Using Android, find offline way to GPS navigate to nearest PTP node.

Pages I've Created

  • NeedsUpdate - list of pages containing useful, but partly outdated, information. Skills required: wiki editing, and maybe research or subject knowledge.

  • NeedsCoded - list of areas in which PTP could use a little coding work, or advanced wiki skills

  • HistoricalInterest - list of interesting historical information, and/or mostly/completely outdated stuff, superseded by CategoryHistorical

  • PersonalTelcoMetrics - list of interesting ways to measure the growth, utility, and benefits of the project

  • PersonalTelcoExports - useful documents for those who would emulate Personal Telco.

  • DanRasmussen/Questions - Personal Telco topics I'm interested in that don't appear to be documented in the written language

  • PhilosophyOnePage - Everything in CategoryPhilosophy, on one page for easy reading. Personal experiment.

  • Calagator - My attempt to get Portland's geek community interested in Personal Telco.

  • NeighborhoodNodes - Printable list of PTP nodes, pulled from the database, with some address standardization. I feel the naming of this page leaves something to be desired (in particular: it's a little long, and requires good spelling/typo-avoidance to type), but NodeList is taken, and Nodes (another badly-named node list page) is a page I feel I shouldn't edit. Random node news:

  • SplashPage - explanation of how PTP's splash page works. Didn't create the page, but rewrote everything that was there...

Macro Test Bed

Macro: RecentChangesList / RecentChanges()

RecentChanges takes up a lot of space! Possible to limit output? See Dashboard for RecentChangesList.

Macro: RandomPage(integer) , RandomPage, PageCount

Several random pages, (out of 3274 total) :

Random page, twice: Eye4WirelessPresentation / WorldCupCoffeeAndTea

Macro: FullSearch() / FullSearchCached()

Pages where DanRasmussen appears in text. Is there some way to show most recent pages edited by DanRasmussen, vs. being in the page text? FullSearchCached is for searches that don't change much. I don't know how often the cache is refreshed, but would like to figure that out. "Clear Cache" is one of the Page Actions.

Macro: EditedSystemPages

...

Macro: TitleIndex, WordIndex, WantedPages, OrphanedPages

  • WordIndex: index of all words in page titles. WordIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page. WantedPages: list links to non-existent pages OrphanedPages: list pages no other page links to

  • <<TitleIndex>>: an index of all page titles. TitleIndex system page disabled on PTP wiki, but macro is embeddable in any page.

Macro: AbandonedPages

See AbandonedPages Quite a long list! Many PTP wiki pages haven't been edited forever - e.g. historical meeting notes. Wonder what the cut-off date is for this function...

Macro: SystemInfo

See SystemInformation

Macro: NewsResults(term1+term2+...)

NewsResults(portland+wifi):
[WWW] In fundraising appeal, Strimling takes swipes at Collins - Press Herald
[WWW] Portland considers ban on face-scanning technology - Press Herald
[WWW] Portland, Maine, considers ban on face recognition technology - SecurityInfoWatch
[WWW] Winter Escapes - Willamette Week
[WWW] Dubuque tech experts explain how to keep your smart TV secure - KCRG
[WWW] Heading Out To Dog-Friendly Portland - Nature World News
[WWW] Maine City Considers Banning Face-Scanning Technology - Government Technology
[WWW] 20 top Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals sure to appeal to Oregonians - OregonLive.com
[WWW] Hotel Openings Abound Out West - Hotel Business
[WWW] Global Netgear Ac1900 Nighthawk Smart Wifi RouterMarket Report... - Innovative Reports
[WWW] "Tremendous and selfless": Praise for groups who rescued stranded ship and its crew who are 'desperate to go home' - Dorset Echo
[WWW] You can rent the dreamiest treehouse in Portland on Airbnb (PHOTOS) | Mapped - Daily Hive
[WWW] Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids - Willamette Week
[WWW] The Five Best Music Events in Portland This Spring - Willamette Week
[WWW] Planes, Trains, or...Busses?! European long-distance bus connects 10+ PNW cities - seattlerefined.com
[WWW] Lewis & Clark Never Had It So Good - BOSS Magazine
[WWW] 3 A New European Bus Company Adds South Florida Competition For Brightline, Amtrak Megabus South Florida - Bisnow
[WWW] Global WiFi Speaker Market: Recent Study Including Growth Factors... - Hitech News Daily.
[WWW] Matrix Networks Named a RingCentral Preferred Partner - KSL.com
[WWW] Portland quietly launches mobile location data project with Alphabet’s controversial Sidewalk Labs - GeekWire
[WWW] Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Using Virtual Private Networks - Federal Bureau of Investigation
[WWW] WiFi passwords hacked at local coffee shop, security compromised - KPTV.com
[WWW] How increasingly upscale hostels are changing their grungy image - The Washington Post
[WWW] CyberWire Daily Briefing - The CyberWire
[WWW] WiFi Speaker Market Growth Rate, Production Volume and Future... - Hitech News Daily.
[WWW] Deb Mayer’s full responses to the Portland school board candidate survey - OregonLive
[WWW] Ranking the NBA’s starry Big Twos: Which L.A. pairing is better? - The Washington Post
[WWW] With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same? - The Portland Mercury
[WWW] Google brings high-speed wifi to the remote community of Celilo Village - News Maven
[WWW] 5G Is Here – but Portland Lawmakers are Concerned - 750 KXL
[WWW] Portland family Internet monitor lands $20M - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] 10 years in, WES ridership proving to be a 'big, serious problem' for TriMet - KATU
[WWW] Is 5G in Portland Yet? - 750 KXL
[WWW] Free downtown wifi 'no longer a luxury' in places like Waterville, Millinocket - Mainebiz
[WWW] 2019 Gift Guide: Kids - Design Milk
[WWW] Portland WiFi networking company acquired - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] PDX to Demolish Concourse A as Plans Continue for Expansions at Concourses B and E - Engineering News-Record
[WWW] Former Aloha High teacher convicted in child pornography case - OregonLive
[WWW] Lyft to offer free charging to Portland Green Mode EV drivers - Electrek
[WWW] Tigard telecom inks 'transformational' deals with the U.S. military - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] Outstanding Portland Coffee Shops With Free Wi-Fi - Eater PDX
[WWW] Wanderlust: The Maine Course, Portland - Part 1 - Stark Insider
[WWW] Global Champagne Cooler Market 2015-2025 | Old Dutch, Kraftware, Isosteel, Franmara, Vacu Vin - Fox News 18
[WWW] Wanderlust: The Maine Course, Portland - Part 2 - Stark Insider
[WWW] Global Smart Phone Antenna Market 2015-2025 | Speed, JESONcom, Skycross, Pulse, Amphenol - Fox News 18
[WWW] 13 Stellar Beer Bars to Hit in Portland - Eater Portland
[WWW] The Race to Make Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible - The Wall Street Journal
[WWW] Cheaper in-flight Wi-Fi is coming - The Week
[WWW] Dozens scour Portland for missing UP student Owen Klinger - KOIN.com
[WWW] Get Connected With Razorback Football in 2019 - Arkansas Razorbacks
[WWW] Hillsboro Launches Free WiFi - 750 KXL
[WWW] Futel Phones: Free Calling For All is Reshaping the Vehicle For Reaching Out - The Bridge
[WWW] Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend - Eater Portland
[WWW] Maine's rural libraries will continue to allow patrons to check out mobile wi-fi devices - Press Herald
[WWW] Portland-Vancouver ferry could become a reality - KOIN.com
[WWW] Daimler to make all-electric Freightliner trucks at converted Portland factory - Electrek
[WWW] What's that about cops? Wi-Fi network label stirs Portland Twitter pot - OregonLive.com
[WWW] A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns - Pro Soccer USA
[WWW] SmartRG leader talks new ownership - Portland Business Journal
[WWW] Former JonBenet Ramsey Photographer Accused Of Child Sex Abuse In Oregon - 750 KXL
[WWW] Looking For a Place to Toke Up in Portland? Here Are Your (Few) Options - Willamette Week
[WWW] Kids getting too much screen time? Bills focus on safety - Pamplin Media Group
[WWW] Rush Bowls Opens in Portland, Oregon - Restaurant News - QSR magazine
[WWW] Lewiston brewer hops to the other side of the bar - Bangor Daily News
[WWW] The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t - The New York Times
[WWW] Frontier internet and landline outage hits Gales Creek - Gales Creek Journal
[WWW] A hotel called police on a black guest for ‘loitering.’ He’s suing for $10 million. - Washington Post
[WWW] Amtrak Flash Sale - Portland To Boston $17 - b985.fm
[WWW] Portland’s new electric buses run on wind energy, a first in US transit - Electrek
[WWW] Conservative Writer Andy Ngo Attacked at Portland Rally - The Daily Beast
[WWW] One Maine City Is About To Get Free Wireless Internet For All - wcyy.com
[WWW] Little Giant market to become all-day cafe - WGME
[WWW] Coffee Shop Working Etiquette: Laptops, Ordering, When to Leave - Eater
[WWW] Ian Ward '20 and Kate Lusignan '21 Revel in Local Journalism at Portland Paper - Bowdoin News
[WWW] This app gives you quick and easy access to airport WiFi around the world - Lonely Planet Travel News
[WWW] Joseph Rose: Why stealing WiFi from a Bolt Bus on the highway is lame - OregonLive.com
[WWW] Popular ‘WiFi Finder’ App Leaks 2 Million+ Passwords - Security Boulevard
[WWW] Extend Azure AD Identities to On-prem WiFi - Security Boulevard
[WWW] Got WiFi? The FBI would like you to reboot your router - OregonLive.com
[WWW] Luxury tiny home hotel Slabtown Village preserves Portland history - KATU
[WWW] Fearing Cancer From 5G, Portland City Council May Ask FCC to Investigate - Inverse
[WWW] Maine Is the Best-Ever Vacation Spot - Bon Appetit
[WWW] New wifi service at USM coming in Febuary - The - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
[WWW] New internet service increases access in rural downeast Maine - Mainebiz
[WWW] 'Allagash' film has residents of a Maine town sick of their home being used for branding - WGME
[WWW] How to watch ESPN Plus on your TV: What is it, what does it cost and what does it include? - MassLive.com
[WWW] Kings notes: Bogdan Bogdanovic hot off World Cup; Buddy Hield worried about WiFi - Sacramento Bee
[WWW] This map has WiFi passwords for airports around the world - Considerable
[WWW] Lyft is offering free charging for its Portland EV drivers - The Verge
[WWW] New Credit Card Gives You Free Southwest Wifi - InsideFlyer
[WWW] Flash-bang lawsuit; Court appearance for woman accused of killing brother: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, Aug. - OregonLive
[WWW] Flying Alaska out of Paine Field proves pain-free - Runway Girl Network
[WWW] 16 Best Hotels in Portland, OR - Condé Nast Traveler
[WWW] Hurry, JetBlue Has $20 Flights All Over the Country This Fall - Thrillist
[WWW] Google Fiber pulls its Louisville service after analysis - Courier Journal
[WWW] Alaska Lounges In Portland & Anchorage Leaving Priority Pass - One Mile at a Time
[WWW] Circle Media Labs Announces Circle® Home Plus - The Most Comprehensive and Simple Online Screen Time Management Solution for WiFi-Connected and Mobile Devices - PRNewswire
[WWW] Wi-Fi WPA3 Standard Fails Again as New ‘Dragonblood’ Bugs Found - Security Boulevard
[WWW] Portland, Maine, to Move 40 Asylum Seekers to Private Housing in Brunswick - The Daily Beast
[WWW] Comcast WiFi Passwords Disclosed - 750 KXL

Macro: Hits

All hits ever? Since when?

  • Simple <<Hits>>: 4517. Same as <<Hits(all=False,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 4517...

  • Page revisions <<Hits(all=False,event_type=SAVEPAGE)>>: 32

  • Page revisions <<Hits(all=True,event_type=VIEWPAGE)>>: 14246015

Macro: RandomQuote

<<RandomQuote()>> uses FortuneCookies, unless you specify a page in the quotes. From FortuneCookies, by using <<RandomQuote()>>:

  • Hint: Set your pages language with #language en processing instruction. See also HelpOnLanguages.

From NeedsUpdate, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsUpdate)>>:

  • PersonalTelcoHandbook - Some great information here, but some of it has gone stale (prices, and we don't still suggest separate stand-alone computers for routing, etc, right??)

From NeedsCoded, by using <<RandomQuote(NeedsCoded)>>:

  • No quotes on NeedsCoded.

From WikiTipOfTheDay, by using <<RandomQuote(WikiTipOfTheDay)>>:

  • By setting a bookmark on RecentChanges you can see easily what has changed since your last visit.

Macro: PageCount

  • <<PageCount>>: 28635

  • <<PageCount(exists)>>: 3274


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